Planned Giving for FCM
Leave a Lasting Legacy of the Dharma
“When we contemplate our connection and contribution to future generations, what could be more meaningful than a gift that sustains the Dharma, supporting a community dedicated to sharing Buddhist teachings and practices that lead to the cessation of suffering and awakening and to ensure that they are available in a modern and accessible way to all who come.”
Create Your Legacy
Legacy/estate giving that is effective upon your death (commonly referred to as “planned gifts”) is a powerful tool for supporting our sangha’s vision of nurturing awakened individuals, communities, and eventually a world, where principles of loving-kindness, generosity, and selflessness result in global peace, environmental sustainability, and the cessation of suffering for all sentient beings.
By leaving a legacy gift to FCM you are helping to ensure that the meaningful teachings and Dharma activities that you and our fellow sangha members have come to appreciate and benefit from – the days of mindfulness, weekly sangha gatherings, intensives, retreats, special classes, and more – will be available into the future for ourselves and others to come.
Since planned gifts are non-binding, you do not have to be concerned about implications for your personal budget and lifestyle. If your situation changes, you can make adjustments accordingly.
Ways to Make a Legacy Gift
There are various ways you can currently leave a legacy or planned gift to FCM.
Gifts Through a Will or Revocable Trust
Retirement Plan Gift
Life Insurance Gift
Note: Please include FCM’s tax identification number (59-3761318) when designating retirement plan or life insurance gifts.
Please Let Us Know Your Plans
If you’ve already named FCM in your will or estate, retirement account or life insurance policy, we’d love to hear from you and thank you for your generosity and commitment.
Please complete the gift form at this link and return it to us by mail or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us at email@example.com with any questions that you may have. We will honor all requests for anonymity.